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REV3Endurance 50 Hour Challenge
West Virginia Wild - Adventure Race

May 17th - May 19th, 2024

12 hour option - May 18th, 2024
2023 current Results - 8:00am saturday
Sample Rules of Travel from the 2023 event

Race Description 50 Hour

 

The REV3Endurance 50 Hour Challenge will be hosted in the scenic New River Gorge, West Virginia May 17-19, 2024 at ACE Resorts. Designed for all ability-levels, you will explore the beautiful New River Gorge National Park and surrounding areas by way of mountain bike, trek, and guided whitewater rafting. Our river segment will feature multiple rapids sections of the New River. Additionally, racers will see scenic overlooks, historical features, and abandoned coal mines. Elite teams will find the course adventurous, challenging, while all teams will enjoy
the beautiful scenery as they push themselves with teamwork and motivation through the finish line.  We anticipate the use of GPX tracking to allow family and friends to follow teams online. While cut-off times will exist, the course design features short-course options to assist all teams
with reaching the finish line.

Come join the REV3 Endurance for a world-class adventure in the New River Gorge May 17-19, 2024!

 

The event is being limited to 50 teams of either 2 or 4 members.  We will be using GPX tracking to allow family and friends to follow teams online. The race will consist of road biking, gravel biking and mountain biking on some nice trail systems. The paddling section will consist of over 15 miles of white water rafting with a guide.  The trekking will consist of a few different types of trails and off-trail checkpoints for racers to find.  The total distance of the course will be 110-130 miles and 40-50 checkpoints along the course for teams to find.  There are lots of route options to get to the different transition areas to resupply and access to several towns along the route. 

Total distance for the race is 125+ miles dependent upon route selections. Estimates are 12 miles of whitewater rafting, 60-85 miles of mountain biking, and 15-27 miles of trekking. Whitewater rafting will be guided with several rapids sections. Biking will be varied across trail systems, road, and gravel.
   

Are you and your team members up for this mini eco challenge format event?

Race Description 12 Hour
The REV3Endurance New River Gorge 12 Hour Adventure Race is an action-packed single-day version of our 50 Hour Challenge. We will host the event at Ace Resorts, West Virginia May 18, 2024. Designed for all ability-levels, you will explore the beautiful New River Gorge National Park and surrounding areas by way of mountain bike, trek, and guided whitewater rafting. Our river segment will feature multiple rapids sections of the New River. Additionally, racers will see scenic overlooks, historical features, and an abandoned coal mine. Elite teams will find the course adventurous, challenging, while all teams will enjoy the beautiful scenery as they push themselves with teamwork and motivation through the finish line. We anticipate the use of GPX tracking to allow family and friends to follow teams online. While cut-off times will exist, the course design features short-course options to assist all teams with reaching the finish line.

12 Hour Estimated Distances 
Total distance for the race is 70+ miles dependent upon route selections. Estimates are 12 miles of whitewater rafting, 30 miles of mountain biking, and 5-14 miles of trekking. Whitewater rafting will be guided with several rapids sections. Biking will be varied across trail systems,
road, and gravel.


50 Hour Race Features

UTM plotting of 20 -30 points

One set of waterproof maps for each team (Additional set of maps can be purchased for $25.00

Four different orienteering courses

     White water rafting with a guide

     Bike orienteering course

     Mountain terrain orienteering course 

     Night trek orienteering course

Course is designed to clear all checkpoints in less than 50 hours

Race Location

  • Start Location: ACE Resorts Oak Hill, WV
    - Excellent Food, Drinks, Lodging, Lake Waterpark and more!
    - https://aceraft.com

Race Estimated Distance

50 Hour 110 - 130 miles (Estimated Distances: Water 15 miles, Trekking 25 miles, Biking 70 miles (Pavement, Gravel and Trails)

Estimated Route Legs
Leg 1 Prolog 5K trail Run
Leg 2 12 mile Whitewater paddle
Leg 3 Trekking 1.5 miles
Leg 4 Biking 25 Miles (MTB, Trail and gravel roads)
TA 1 Bike Drop and water resupply access
Leg 5 Trekking 15 miles
Leg 6 Biking 15/30 miles

TA 2 with access to gear bins and cars
Leg 8 Trekking 10 miles

Leg 9 (Physical or Mental challenge)
Finish Line

 

Registration Fees 50 Hours

​Teams (2 & 4 Person Team Options Available)        
$600.00 per person until December 31st, 2023       
$700.00 per person until April 15th, 2024 

 

12 Hour Registration Fees
Soloist 12 Hour
$210.00 for soloists until registration closes at midnight December 31st, 2023 
$225.00 for soloists until registration closes at midnight May 10th, 2024​
 
Teams 12 Hour (2, 3 & 4 Person Team Options Available)​
$200.00 for per person until registration closes at midnight December 31st, 2023 
$215.00 for per person until registration closes at midnight May 10th, 2024  

Race Start Location

ACE Resorts - CONCHO RD OAK HILL, WV 25901
Excellent Food, Drinks, Lodging, Lake Waterpark and more!

Race Schedule of Events


Thursday May 16th, 2024

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Packet Pick-up and Maps
​3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Gear check
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Team Pictures
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pre Race Briefing
  

Friday May 17th, 2024
7:30 am: Transition area opens and bike drop for the prologue section of the race
8:30 am: Final race briefing and updates 
9:00 am: Race Start  
 

Friday - Sunday May 19th - May 14th, 2024
6:00pm - 8:00pm Early check-in for the 12 hour race

Saturday - 50 Hour Race Course Open

7:00 am - 8:00 pm Packet Pick-up and Maps for the 12 hour race
8:30 am - 12 Hour Race Brief
9:00 am - 12 hour Race Start
9:00 pm - 12 hour Race Finish

Sunday May 14th, 2023    
11:00 am: Racers must be off the course    
12:00 pm: Post Race cookout
12:30 pm: Awards ceremony

Race Packet Pickup

Packet pickup location will be at Ace Adventure Park. It is required that all forms be completely filled out and signed  for each member of your team.  You will get your race t-shirt, race map, Rules of travel and any race numbers at packet pick-up.

Equipment Provided By Rev3Endurance

The gear necessary for water portions of the race will be provided. This may include, but not limited to: Watercraft (canoes, paddles and PFDs).  Race maps, Racer Bibs, Race passport and Rules of Travel will also be provided by REV3Endurance. Racers can bring their own paddles and PFD. 

Mandatory Equipment (Responsibility of each team and\or Racer)

REV3Endurance will be checking in mandatory equipment. REV3Endurance will be checking randomly throughout the race for mandatory equipment.  Missing mandatory equipment will result in points being decreased from your total score.
 

Mandatory Equipment

  • Enough food and water for the event

  • Bike - front suspension is recommended

  • Front & Rear bike light

  • Bike helmet

  • Bailing device (Sample: Cup/pint/quart size container, something to bail water from canoes)

  • Outside maps are allowed (Sample National Geographic Shenandoah National Park & Massanutten and Great North Mountain)

  • Rules of Travel - Provided by REV3Endurance

  • Cell phone fully charged for emergency communication only!!

  • Basic repair kit for your bike (tube, pump and patch kit) (One Per Team)

  • Basic Medical Kit (One Per team)

  • Bike Lock (One Per Team)

  • Compass

  • Rain Jacket

  • Wool base layer shirt

  • Emergence blanket

  • Whistle

  • Sharpie

  • Headlamp with extra batteries

  • UTM Plotter for 1:24 scale

Transitions

This race is a point to point race.  There will be (1) transition area to resupply.  You will be able to leave your bike while you are trekking for checkpoints. 

Lodging
You can visit Ace Adventure Park web site for options. 
Campground for RV's & Tents with electric & Running Water - Babcock State Park

 

Post-Race Food

REV3Endurance will be hosting a cookout and awards ceremony after the 50 Hour Race. 

 

Results - Current 2023 Results

Unofficial results will be announced at the awards ceremony and post-race official results will be posted to our web site 24 – 48 hours after the event.

 

Awards

Awards: Belt buckle medals for all races completing the race. 

Sample Results and ranking

 

1st 46 points 39:41 minutes

2nd 46 points 44:09 minutes

3rd 31 points 26:13 minutes (Finished course early without clearing all the checkpoint


Divisions

  • 2-person teams: Male, Female, and Co-Ed  

  • 4-person teams: Male, Female, and Co-Ed      

  • 2023 Team List - Bio Page


links to Mandatory Race Forms

  • REV3 Liability waiver and photo release (Must be completed by all racers before race packets are distributed to the team).  All online registrations will already have forms on file. 

  • A $25.00 Insurance fee will be charged to all racers during registration.

  • Adventure Race Rules - Download
     

Race Cancellation & Refund Policy

Severe weather conditions may postpone the start of the race, or the course may be shortened. General Refund Policy

Volunteer

Would you like to come out and volunteer for the race?

Send an email to Mike with your time options and we’ll find something to get you involved at the race.

Photos 2021

2021 Bryce Conquer the Mountain - 24 and 8 Hour Race Photos - Bushnell

2021 Bryce Conquer the Mountain - Race Pictures from Vladimir Bukalo
2023 REV3Endurance 50 Challenge Adventure Hour Race Pictures by Vlad Bukalo
 

Five Year Race Schedule

West Virginia - 2024 May 17-19
Wyoming - 2025 June - August
Tennessee - 2026 April
Virginia - 2027 May
 

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